|Dates||1495/1500 - about 1543|
When Polidoro da Caravaggio arrived in Rome around 1515, possibly untrained, he was hired to carry plaster for Raphael's workshop in the
Between 1524 and 1527, Polidoro became renowned for his monochrome re-creations of Roman history that spanned palace facades. When
A prolific draftsman, Polidoro drew in preparation for paintings and for its own sake. His drawings express inventive fantasy and real experience with force and emotion. Tradition has it that his servant murdered Polidoro for his money.